Sasthamcotta Lake is a scenic fresh water lake that attracts travellers with its beauty and cruising facilities. The name of the lake is taken after a renowned temple situated on its banks, the presiding deity of which is Lord Shasta.
The lake caters to the drinking water facilities of the region of Kollam along with providing fishing facilities. The lake, which is the largest of all the fresh water lakes in Kerala, is classified as a wet land having international importance since the Ramsar Convention held in 2002.
Located at a distance of about 25 km from Kollam city, the lake is accessible by means of the road and ferry. The lake contributes to the fertility of the region’s soil and a major part of the lake has been used for agriculture. The hills that surround the lake add to the scenic beauty of the spot, making it a perfect holidaying spot.